7 YAIAA teams, Northern York headed to playoffs
A pair of Fighting Irish and a pair of Panthers highlight week 10's YAIAA Football top performers. Andrew Mease
After 10 weeks of the regular season, eight York-Adams football teams have extended their season by qualifying for the District 3 tournament.
Leading the way in Class 6A is Red Lion, which recorded its first undefeated season since 1974 and will be the No. 3 seed. The Lions will play host to No. 6-seed Central Dauphin East in the first round. The Panthers went 6-4 on the year.
Also in the 6A field is Central York, which just capped off a 7-3 season. The Panthers will pay a visit to Berks County to face 9-1 Wilson.
In Class 5A, Northeastern has qualified for the postseason with an 8-2 record as the No. 3 seed. The Bobcats will play host to 7-3 Cocalico in next week's first round.
A pair of teams punched tickets in Class 4A, as York Suburban and Northern York each qualified. The 8-2 Trojans are the No. 4 seed and will play Lancaster-Lebanon League entrant Lampeter-Strasburg, which finished the season 6-4. The 7-3 Polar Bears are the No. 7 seed and are slated to travel to 9-1 Shippensburg. Northern York handed the Greyhounds their only defeat earlier this season.
In Class 3A, Bermudian Springs and Littlestown qualified in the four-team field. The Eagles are the No. 3 seed and will visit 7-3 Wyomissing. The Thunderbolts (No. 4 seed) will take on 10-0 Middletown. The Raiders are one of two teams that finished the season undefeated in District 3, joining Red Lion.
In Class 2A, York Catholic is the top seed and will meet Newport in the championship game Saturday at Boiling Springs. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. Both teams enter the game with identical 9-1 records.